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8" or 10"

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Aug 27, 2001.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    8\" or 10\"

    i'm about to buy some 33x13-16 super swampers and was wondering if i should use 16x8s or 16x10s. i've heard wide rims make the tire shorter. since they're only 33s i don't want 'em to look too short. either one is fine with me, what do you guys think?

    scott,
    1989 suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 33s, tbi350
     
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Re: 8\" or 10\"

    Why 16" wheels? Tires are cheaper for 15" and it's very easily done on an 8 lug axle.

    I'd go 10" wide no matter what you choose, but I personally like the 15s better than 16s, and a lot more than 16.5s.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  3. Jason73K5

    Jason73K5 1/2 ton status

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    Re: 8\" or 10\"

    I agree, go with 15x10's, cheaper tires and the 10's give you room to move up in tire size later if you want.

    73K-5: TBI350/TH-400/NP-203/14FF/D44
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  4. 77Blazer

    77Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Re: 8\" or 10\"

    just go 12" cause you know your gonna want those 39's sooner or later :)

    350, sm465, NP205, 14 Bolt w/Detroit locker(465 ratio), Dana 60 465, 38.5 swampers
     

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